Daytrip to the Muddy Volcanoes near Buzau, Romania

For a long while now I have been wanting to take a photo trip to the Muddy Volcanoes near Berca, in Buzau county, Romania. It is one of the favorite tourist attractions, so it’s funny that I had never visited.

I will outsource to Wikipedia the explanations regarding what the mud volcanoes are, how they are formed, etc. and will just leave you with the photos.

One thing I will say though: there are three sites: “the large mists“, “the small mists” and the “mists of Beciu”. I have no other idea how to translate the word ‘pacla‘ (Paclele Mari, Paclele Mici si Paclele de la Beciu). The names are completely counterintuitive:

  • the large ones have the smallest volcanoes by diameter
  • the small ones have the largest volcanoes by diameter
  • the ones at Beciu (which mean “cellar” by the way) are in an area with luxuriant vegetation. they are also the smallest by far (20×40 meters!)

Paclele Mari:

Volcano at Paclele Mari
Volcano at Paclele Mari
Panorama at Paclele Mari
Panorama at Paclele Mari
Panorama at Paclele Mari
Panorama at Paclele Mari
Volcano at Paclele Mari
Volcano at Paclele Mari

Paclele Beciu:

Volcano at Paclele Beciu
Volcano at Paclele Beciu
Volcano at Paclele Beciu
Volcano at Paclele Beciu
Panorama at Paclele Beciu
Panorama at Paclele Beciu
Volcano at Paclele Beciu
Volcano at Paclele Beciu

Paclele Mici:

Volcano at Paclele Mici
Volcano at Paclele Mici
Panorama at Paclele Mici
Panorama at Paclele Mici
Volcano at Paclele Mici
Volcano at Paclele Mici

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